Sonic Fabric

9 Eco-Chic Fashions Inspired by the Music Industry

Driven by the same cultural and social factors, fashion and music have shared an inextricable bond since the 1950s, when the first rumblings of malaise and discontent rippled among the…

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Designer Maria Cornejo Loves Recycled Cassette-Tape Fabric, Doesn't Think Fast Fashion is Very "Eco"

Maria Cornejo bristles at the idea that sustainability is an all-or-nothing proposition. “I think to be totally ‘eco’ is practically impossible,” says the…

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For Alyce Santoro of Sonic Fabric, Off-Grid Living is Always in Fashion

Multimedia artist Alyce Santoro may be best known in the fashion community for her woven cassette-tape Sonic Fabric, but the conceptual artist, activist, and homesteader contains…

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7 Eco-Fashion Collaborations That Double Your Pleasure

TWICE AS NICE If the clothing racks have you seeing double, you’re not alone. The spirit of collaboration has seeped into every high-brow and mass-market corner of the fashion…

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Deborah Lindquist Makes "Playable" Bustiers From Recycled Cassette Tape

Photos by Glenn Campbell If there was any doubt that some things are just better in pairs (see: peanut butter and jelly, Batman and Robin, Cheech and Chong), eco-designer Deborah…

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The Future of Eco-Fashion in 2010: 10 Green Designers Share Their New Year Wishes

As we bid adieu to 2009 and ring in a new year—and decade!—we asked 10 of our favorite green fashion designers what they hope 2010 will bring. Find out why Bahar Shahpar is…

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NEW! Sonic Fabric Fedoras Made From Recycled Cassette Tape

Designers Alyce Santoro and Julio Cesar have topped their recycled mix-tape neckties—quite literally—by trying their hands at high-tech millinery. Their old-school fedoras, inspired…

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Sonic Fabric Neckties Made From Recycled Cassette Tape Play Sweet Music

Cassette tape? How positively antiquarian! Conceptual artist Alyce Santoro brings this data-recording throwback (and mix-tape mainstay) into the 21st century, not only by spinning it…

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